Dustin joined The Spangenberg Law Firm in 2015. Prior to that, he was an attorney with Romano Law Group in West Palm Beach, FL. Dustin’s practice focuses on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation as well as catastrophic injury cases. He handles complex product liability cases in both federal and state courts and is experienced in handling mass tort cases that have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation (or an “MDL”). Dustin is currently handling or has handled cases involving traumatic brain injuries, medical malpractice-wrongful death, product liability-wrongful death, trucking litigation, sexual molestation, gas drilling/fracking cases, and commercial disputes.
In 2013, Dustin was named as one of south FL’s “Most Effective Lawyers” by the Daily Business Review for his role in obtaining a $28.5 million verdict in a traumatic brain injury case. From 2014 – 2019, Dustin has been selected as one of the National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” (for south Florida/Ohio); and in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019, Dustin was named as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Dustin is serving as the 2019 President of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40.
Dustin lectures across the country on Daubert issues, discovery of ESI, and various other legal topics, and he is the author of numerous publications, including a chapter in the 4th Edition of AAJ’s “Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit,” which was released in March 2015 by Trial Guides and AAJ.
Dustin is a passionate supporter of local and national justice associations. He served on the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Justice Association between 2014 and 2015 and is also a member of the Ohio Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. Dustin served as co-Chair of AAJ’s Gas Drilling/Fracking Litigation Group from 2014-2016 and currently serves as co-Chair of AAJ’s Silicone Contaminated Eye-Injection Litigation Group.
Dustin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. He received his law degree from Florida International University College of Law, where he was a member of the FIU Trial and Moot Court Teams. Dustin earned the Book Award in Evidence and multiple Dean’s List awards while in law school. In 2008, Dustin studied European Union law at Universidad de Sevilla and in 2009 he was given the opportunity to go to Florence, Italy where he studied International Criminal Law and other international policies concerning “Social Justice.”
Dustin and his wife, Dana, moved to Ohio from Delray Beach, FL in 2015. They live in University Heights, Ohio with their son, Dylan, and daughter, Ava.